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by scrognoid
Thu Oct 03, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: home dir .aptitude appears [solved]
Replies: 2
Views: 74

Re: home dir .aptitude appears [solved]

Easy. Thanks.
by scrognoid
Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: home dir .aptitude appears [solved]
Replies: 2
Views: 74

home dir .aptitude appears [solved]

Why is there suddenly (couple of weeks ago) a root owned directory in home called .aptitude? Is it safe? Do I need it?

I noticed it because it causes a Permission Denied error in my backups.
by scrognoid
Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: LuckyBackup rsync: Name or service unknown [SOLVED]
Replies: 2
Views: 95

Re: LuckyBackup rsync: Name or service unknown

Thanks but that was not it.

A literal ready of the error suggested that my computer name was unknown. A full network cold start (modem, router, computers) did the trick. I had previously restarted the computers but that was apparently not sufficient.
by scrognoid
Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: LuckyBackup rsync: Name or service unknown [SOLVED]
Replies: 2
Views: 95

LuckyBackup rsync: Name or service unknown [SOLVED]

LuckyBackup stopped working with this error rsync: getaddrinfo: tim19-1.local 873: Name or service not known rsync error: error in socket IO (code 10) at clientserver.c(128) [Receiver=3.1.1] The tail of /var/log/rsync.log: 2019/08/21 20:00:46 [3949] building file list 2019/08/21 20:00:49 [3949] sent...
by scrognoid
Sat Mar 02, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: ffmpeg fails to capture, library configuration mismatch
Replies: 0
Views: 89

ffmpeg fails to capture, library configuration mismatch

This worked a week or two ago. The only change I can think of would be updates to Mint. Using ffmpeg to capture audio/video via Hauppauge USB-Live2 from VHS. As per this procedure ( http://tedfelix.com/linux/hauppauge-usb-live-2-linux.html ) I can see the video with ffplay -f video4linux2 /dev/video...
by scrognoid
Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: gksudo luckybackup permission denied [SOLVED]
Replies: 6
Views: 351

Re: gksudo luckybackup permission denied

I figured it out. The main thing I had to do was run LB remotely as the user I was backing up*. The user owns all his files so when he runs LB there are no permission problems. LB has two ways of doing this - Remote Module and SSH. RM looked easier though less secure; I am fine with the security lev...
by scrognoid
Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: gdk error in terminal using xed
Replies: 0
Views: 107

gdk error in terminal using xed

Whenever I call xed from the terminal it spews errors like: (xed:5294): Gdk-CRITICAL **: 18:16:13.993: gdk_window_get_window_type: assertion 'GDK_IS_WINDOW (window)' failed It does not seem to cause a problem but it annoys. If I edit the same file via caja right-click I wouldn't know anything is wro...
by scrognoid
Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: luckybackup rsync daemon: chdir failed [solved]
Replies: 1
Views: 282

Re: luckybackup rsync daemon: chdir failed

Doh! Typo in the destination path name in /etc/rsyncd.conf
by scrognoid
Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: luckybackup rsync daemon: chdir failed [solved]
Replies: 1
Views: 282

luckybackup rsync daemon: chdir failed [solved]

I'm trying to set up luckybackup to remotely pull backups. - Started rsync daemon on source computer - /etc/rsyncd.conf on source: use chroot = false # use chdir = false [hometim] path = /home/time - I'm using the rsync connection method with password file, not ssh - rsync command generated by lucky...
by scrognoid
Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: smbd high cpu [solved]
Replies: 1
Views: 280

Re: smbd high cpu [solved]

It fixed itself. Ran at high cpu for about a day. Now it's fine. smbd does not show up in top.
by scrognoid
Wed Jan 02, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: smbd high cpu [solved]
Replies: 1
Views: 280

smbd high cpu [solved]

I'm seeing high CPU usage by smbd in top. It's not causing a problem that I can see; I just don't think it's right. I noticed residual activity in System Monitor where I am used to seeing nothing. For some reason, System Monitor does not list smbd as a process. Linux Mint 19.1 Mate kernel 4.15.0-43 ...
by scrognoid
Tue Jan 01, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: gksudo luckybackup permission denied [SOLVED]
Replies: 6
Views: 351

Re: gksudo luckybackup permission denied

Very helpful. Thanks. I don't routinely store bookmarks on the desktop. I had exported them assuming the backups would pick them and I would be covered for an OS upgrade. If I take ownership of /mnt, can I then run backups with the same power as sudo? Are you sure that taking ownership of /mnt from ...
by scrognoid
Tue Jan 01, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: gksudo luckybackup permission denied [SOLVED]
Replies: 6
Views: 351

Re: gksudo luckybackup permission denied

It may come to that, at least for /home. Most user data is elsewhere. But I don't want to use that for pictures, videos, docs.

I get that application files may be in use on /home. But if the app is closed I would think sudo could access it.
by scrognoid
Tue Jan 01, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: gksudo luckybackup permission denied [SOLVED]
Replies: 6
Views: 351

gksudo luckybackup permission denied [SOLVED]

I ran luckybackup as super user but still have files that are not backed up, I presume because of permission issues. I thought sudo could do anything. Ideally I would want automatic backups but if I have to give sudo a password I could live with it. But even that didn't work. Thunderbird files are m...
by scrognoid
Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Clean up network browser? [SOLVED]
Replies: 4
Views: 319

Re: Clean up network browser?

I did both. Everything is working and the browser is much cleaner. Thanks.
by scrognoid
Fri Dec 28, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Clean up network browser? [SOLVED]
Replies: 4
Views: 319

Re: Clean up network browser?

All 3 machines are running linux mint.

In directory /etc/avahi/services are files

1) samba.service samba.service_save udisks.service [xps13, mint 17.3]
2) samba.service [late5430, mint 18.3]
3) nothing [jenxps, mint 19.1]
by scrognoid
Fri Dec 28, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Clean up network browser? [SOLVED]
Replies: 4
Views: 319

Clean up network browser? [SOLVED]

When my backup server browses the network using caja, it sees two of everything, plus another set in Windows Network. I have three computers. Caja sees: XPS13 and XPS13 SMB (Mint 17.3) LATE5430 and LATE5430 SMB (18.3) JENXPS (File Sharing) and JENXPS (File Sharing) Windows Network>Workgroup> XPS13 L...
by scrognoid
Fri Dec 28, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Black screen, no boot options after update [solved-ish]
Replies: 15
Views: 1261

Re: Black screen, no boot options after update

Reinstalled the OS, upgrading to 19.1. No problems doing that.
by scrognoid
Fri Dec 14, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: Stop trying to mount already! [solved-ish]
Replies: 4
Views: 304

Re: Stop trying to mount already!

Thanks. Good to know. Perhaps by accident, I got control of the drive by launching gparted after the drive was inserted and spewing error popup. Deleted the partition; couldn't reformat; tried Windows; did a slow format. The things still squawks when insert. Must be hardware failure. Seeking warrant...
by scrognoid
Tue Dec 11, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: Stop trying to mount already! [solved-ish]
Replies: 4
Views: 304

Re: Stop trying to mount already!

The popups continued. gparted did not offer the device to select.

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